The most effective way to prevent the transmission of influenza is to get a flu shot and follow other preventative measures such as proper hand hygiene. If staff are not vaccinated they must wear a procedure mask whenever they are in a patient care area during the upcoming flu season, which officially begins on December 1st.
Influenza vaccination clinics have been set up at all PHC sites until November 29th. Please bring your Personal Health Number and wear clothing where your upper arm is accessible. Click here for the schedule. If you prefer, you may also get you vaccination at a pharmacy or your family physician's office. Please remember to report no matter what location you received it!
All staff need to self report online whether they received a vaccination for influenza or if they have chosen to wear a mask during the flu season.
Medical staff self report at https://medicalstaffhealth.providencehealth.bc.ca